Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Avril Joy - Costa Winner

Imagine my delight today to be watching the lunch time News and to see my writing friend, Avril Joy acclaimed winner of the Costa Short Story competition. From nearly 2000 entries 6 had been short-listed and Avril’s story beat them all!


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Winter Splendour.

"What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
                                               John Steinbeck.

An unexpected delight on a cold winter morning
to find this web hanging outside the bay window.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Another film well worth seeing is “Quartet.”
In absolute contrast to the noise and excitement of “The Life of Pi,” this is a gentle romance set in a Home for retired musicians.  Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly take the main parts supported by a very good cast; many of them musicians from prestigious orchestras and choirs.
The people may be elderly, but they retain their strong characters and individuality.
With beautiful settings and full of music, this is a film with a difference.